Bob Dylan on Management and the Economy

All quotes from http://bobdylan.com. There you’ll find all the lyrics (and more interesting stuff). See also Bob’s contribution to Critical management studies: http://www.kritische-organisationsforschung.de/?p=1776.
On leadership

„Don’t follow leaders
Watch the parking meters“
(Subterranean homesick blues)

On job satisfaction

„You can’t live by bread alone, you won’t be satisfied“
(Something´s burning, baby)

On demand and supply of work

„The work was cut down
And more work was cut,
Where the miners work almost for nothing.“
(North country blues)

The boss isn’t around… (motivation?)

Well, the pressure’s down, the boss ain’t here,
He gone North, he ain’t around,
They say that vanity got the best of him
But he sure left here after sundown.
By the way, that’s a cute hat,
And that smile’s so hard to resist
But what’s a sweetheart like you doin‘ in a dump like this?“
(North country blues)

Being sacked…

“It`s all over now,

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“Eternal austerity makes complete sense – if you’re rich”

“The nice thing about cutting government spending in a highly unequal society, at least for the coalition, is that it doesn’t affect those with most of the assets and income. These folks don’t rely on government services, and their assets and incomes are, thanks to government policy, on the rise once again. They are also the folks that fund elections and show up to vote.”

(Source: Mark Blyth, in: The Guardian, Friday, 15 November); see also: Mark Blyth on twitter

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